It's primary election day, so there's that. Plus a school event with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (do kids even know who he is anymore?) and a new ethics push from JCB et al.
Abdul-Jabbar talks education with Illinois governor WBEZ: NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is pushing students on Chicago's South Side to become scientists and engineers while perfecting their jump shots.
Abdul-Jabbar Talks Science with Students Fox: NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke to students and community members at a South Side high school Sunday, but he wasn’t talking about basketball.
Rally to Restore Chicago’s Education System ChicagoTalks: Kenwood-Oakland community activist, Jitu Brown, organized 30-to-40 people in front of the building where his message was clearly heard by two CPS media officials.
Citing gifts inquiry, CPS chief announces new ethics push Tribune: Staff who oversees vendor contracts will undergo more training, according to email In the wake of a gifts scandal inside the Chicago Public Schools food services department, employees who oversee vendor contracts will begin a new round of training to reaffirm the district's code of ethics, officials announced Monday.
Go Vote Now! School Tech Connect: You're on your own with the water commissioners.
Election Preview: State And County Races Progress Illinois: The Chicago Teachers Union and other organized labor including SEIU Illinois Council (sponsor of this site), backs Lozano. The United Neighborhood Organization charter school network, which often clashes with CTU, supports Tabares.
Teachers tell Department of Ed about RESPECT Catalyst: Many told Dexter Chaney, a Ryerson Elementary assistant principal who received a Teaching Ambassador Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Education, that they were optimistic the government’s plan could attract more students to the teaching profession.
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